The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping
In the Tradition of Dora the Explorer, Award-Winning DVD Series Puts the Fun in Learning the Fundamentals of Chinese Culture & Language
Initial Titles, “The Great Wall” and “The Chinese Market”
Launch onto DVD January 20, 2009 for Chinese New Year
New York (Nov. 14) – Get ready for some exciting adventures in the Middle Kingdom! New friends Walker and Ping Ping are ready to introduce young explorers to life, culture and language in the beautiful land of China in the engaging new series The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping, launching onto DVD January 20, 2009 — just in time for Chinese New Year — from Little Emperor LLC.
Like the popular Dora the Explorer series, each episode of The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping addresses viewers directly right from the start, instantly engaging children and inviting them along to learn about a new culture and language – in this case, China and Chinese. This delightful new series takes teaching the language a step further by displaying the Chinese words on screen in both characters and phonetics, using visual instruction to capitalize on your child’s natural ability to learn new words quickly when started early enough. This, along with the introduction of fun new friends and exciting adventures with specific tasks, makes this award-winning series an instant favorite to add to any home library.
In, “The Great Wall,” we meet Walker, a happy-go-lucky boy who has just moved to Hong Kong with his parents. While out with his dog Jack, he bumps (literally) into Ping Ping, an amiable Chinese girl, and the pair become fast friends. Ping Ping takes Walker to meet her grandfather, Grandpa Joss, an adventurer with a fascinating collection of artifacts and trinkets. It’s not long before the three are off for an adventure of their own, exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World — the Great Wall of China. But before they can return home, they must first collect three symbols (a requisite of any adventure) – water from the Bohai Sea, sand from the Gobi Desert and a chop from a desert merchant.
Next, it’s an adventure to “The Chinese Market.” Once again, Walker, Ping Ping and Grandpa Joss must gather three symbols before returning home. No problem thanks to help from market friends Mr. Chen, who gets them their Chinese puppet (#1) and Mr Li, who makes them their dumplings (#2). After a lesson in calligraphy, they collect their scroll (#3) and, with a brief toot on their enchanted flute, the mission is complete!
The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping DVD series is recommended for ages 3 – 8. Both titles are available on one combination DVD for SRP of $21.99 and with a running time of approximately 50 minutes. Each episode is available individually for a running time of approximately 25 minutes and an SRP of $11.99. Visit www.walkerandpingping.com.
The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping has received numerous honors including the iParenting Media Award and Dove Foundation Family-Approved Seal, which said of the series, “the incredible amount of information captures your attention right from the start. This DVD provides a wonderful introduction to the country of China with a concentration on its geography. A fabulous teaching tool.” The series is also an official selection at the 2009 Kids First Film Festival.
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